So Shaun Edwards will not, after all, be staying on as Wales defence coach following the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Edwards had been expected to stay on with Wales, having turned down jobs with Wasps and Wigan RL in recent weeks but, it appears, was ultimately unimpressed by the 2 year contract on offer from the WRU.
The French national team would now appear to be favourites to secure his services, but what price Edwards joining the England set-up post World Cup with a view to taking over from Eddie Jones in 2021?
How many other Englishmen have Edwards' international coaching experience?
Sadly such a scenario would involve the RFU moving quickly and decisively. I shan't be holding my breath.